A Saudi Arabian diplomat has fled India after being accused of illegally confining and raping two Nepali maids. The BBC has named First Secretary Majed Hassan Ashoor as the alleged assailant, citing a statement from the Indian foreign ministry. The Nepali women have returned to Nepal after months of abuse allegedly at the hands of the diplomat.Read More »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Roman Catholic women priests, a parental leave suit, and a nationwide initiative training girls in computer science.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Washington Examiner Chief Congressional Correspondent Susan Ferrechio, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara, Co-founder, Reproaction Erin Matson
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by Sallie Bingham
Sometimes I think we are all too nice.
I know I am.
But there are exceptions—possibly more all the time!
I met two of them at a NOW dinner the other night. Since I don’t have their permission to quote them, I will change their names to X (the woman) and Y (the man, who is also her husband).Read More »
More than three decades after being asked to give up her crown following a nude photo scandal, Vanessa Williams was issued an on-air apology.
It came during the Miss America 2016 pageant this past weekend. Making special note of her grace and talent, pageant CEO, Sam Haskell, embraced a teary eyed Williams as he made the announcement.
“I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America you are, and the Miss America you always will be,” Haskell said.Read More »
Nzingha-Beverley Sweeney-Sheppard , the recipient of the 2015 Sallie Bingham Award. This award, named for KFW's founder, honors honors a Kentucky woman who has made outstanding contributions to changing the lives of women in our state through feminist expression in the arts. In selecting Nzingha for this honor, KFW staff and board considered her strong work as an artist, mentor, and long-time KFW Board member and ally. Nzingha is am inspiring feminist artist and cultural worker who has been involved in a wide range of institutional and grassroots social change efforts, and who has held the space of elder and grounding presence on the KFW Board. Nzingha approaches her work with passion and integrity, and has earned deep gratitude and respect from her colleagues at KFW and beyond. She exemplifies the vision of the Foundation as set forth by Sallie Bingham, and our state is better off because of her presence here.
Alexis D. Meza , the inaugural recipient of KFW's new Firestarter Award. The purpose of this award is to honor a young woman who shows meaningful promise in developing as a feminist social change artist, and whose work has the potential to create positive change for women and girls in Kentucky. Alexis was nominated by KFW grantee Diane Kahlo. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Alexis is a visual artist and recent graduate of Kentucky State University where she studied mass communications and journalism. She is currently developing a radio show as well as a documentary showcasing the experiences, struggles, and contributions of Latino immigrants in Lexington and across Kentucky. We look forward to seeing this inspiring young artist's work as it evolves.
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To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé
Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...More »